Archive for the ‘Treatment writing’ Category
09 Nov 2016
All screenwriting gurus teach “Show don’t tell” – it’s one of the few things they all agree on. How can…
11 Feb 2015
I see hundreds of treatments and synopses and most have clearly been slaved over by their writers, but there are…
31 Jan 2015
I wouldn’t have thought there was anything that writers could learn from Andy Murray, but today I read Barney Ronay…
24 Oct 2013
Writing a treatment for a screen story is one of the most difficult forms of writing there is. I know,…
29 Aug 2013
Whatever your story, it's well worth spending a little time and effort speaking to the best experts in the area - from divorce to the side-effects of digitalis. Their knowledge can solve plot problems, enrich characters, generate dialogue and create unexpected twists. But how do you get them on your side?
06 Feb 2013
Do you find it difficult to structure a treatment so that it grips the reader as strongly as the full…
04 Feb 2013
OK, let’s face it, it can be tough writing a good treatment, cramming all the important events in a 99-120…
03 Nov 2012
If you want to write for film or TV, then treatments, outlines, synopses (the terms are interchangeable in the industry) are something you have to get good at. And to write good treatments there are six things you'll need to know.
05 Feb 2012
Writing a good, compelling, readable treatment is tough. It's difficult enough to write a script - but then to boil the whole thing down from 90+ pages to one or two...! However it's a crucial part of a screenwriter's job. Here are three of my top tips.
13 Sep 2011
Most people hate writing treatments. Not me, I love them. This is how I used a treatment to hook a top star comedian and the BBC in just five pages - and how you can too.